Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga

Pure rhododendron treks!

Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga

$2790 per person

Pure rhododendron trek in Kanchenjunga of Nepal!
16 days Trip
TripCode: NAT009

Nestled on the lap of the 3rd highest mountain in the world Kanchenjunga, Milke Danda is located in the east Nepal. Rhododendron forest’s of Milke Danda is one of the most spectacular forests in Nepal that encompass numerous and diverse species of Rhododendrons along the hiking area only. Our treks are scheduled during the time when the forests come in its full bloom in late April. These Himalayan flowers are very popular and colorful flowers in Nepal. Rhododendron arboreum is the national flower of Nepal.

Why take this trip

Where in the world one can find the, one of the largest Rhododendron forest with over 25 different species, that too on the lap of 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga in the world? Milke Danda is the place within this Kanchenjunga area, in the east Nepal that is also known for unique eastern Nepal culture and tradition. This area is entirely on off the beaten trail. a comparatively unexplored area in Kanchenjunga Conservation area (KCA) that is an important and rich biodiversity. You will be exploring the numerous features of rhododendrons and cloud forests. The setting is dramatic with exceptionally inspiring settlements en route. The view of Kanchenjunga range and the unique culture from this part of the country adds the more enjoyable experience of the trip.

Trekking for Rhododendrons

This trek, “Rhododendrons and Kanchenjunga”, is undertaken into the remote part of east Nepal, where the 3rd highest mountain Kanchenjunga is located. As the land transportation is very long and tiring, the flight is used from Kathmandu to eastern Terai with a drive to starting point and flight back to Kathmandu from Tumlingtar at the end. 

The level of grade!

Moderate level with the highest camping ground is at an elevation of 3700m.

Best Season

Mid-April through May- due to fluctuations in blooming time caused by a multitude of factors (blooming of flowers varies from year to year, and within each year, due to species and altitude). We cannot guarantee they will be at peak bloom during the trek. We do our best to maximize time spent with species most in bloom.

Trip COST: US$ 2,790/person on twin sharing (minimum 4 person required)

• All meals and tented accommodation 
• An experienced tour leader/guide with nature knowledge with all the supporting staffs
• Flight to and from Kathmandu
• All private land transportations
• Half day guided heritage tour
• Boutique hotel accommodations on BB plan
• Staff insurance and state tax

Does NOT include 
• Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, welcome dinner, visa and airport tax, your travel insurance, incur, tipping, the cost of personal nature and incurred due to any unforeseen events and bottled drinks etc.

15 Nights 16 Days
12+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and light jacket
  • Included
    Rhododendrons of Kanchenjunga
Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel
Day in Kathmandu
Half day cultural sightseeing
Flight to Biratnagar and travel to Basantapur and overnight camp
To Chauki
Start trek to Chauki (2700m), overnight camp
To Gupha Pokhari
Continue trek to Gupha Pokhari (2900m) and overnight camp
To Milke Danda
Trek to Milke Danda (3200m) and overnight camp
Milke Danda
Explore Milke Danda and rest, overnight tented camp
To Nundhaki
Trek to Nundhaki and overnight camp
To Pokhari
Trek to Pokhari and overnight camp
To Chainpur
Trek to Chainpur and overnight camp
To Khandbari
Trek to Khandbari and overnight camp
To Tumlingtar
Trek to Tulingtar and  overnight lodge
To Biratnagar
Flight or drive back to Biratanagar
To Kathmandu
Flight back to Kathmandu and overnight hotel or travel to Koshi or Chitwan national park
Day in Kathmandu
Day in leisure in Kathmandu
Trip ends in Kathmandu
Trip ends in Kathmandu, or join another trip with us



Milke Danda is located in the east Nepal. on an unexplored area in Kanchenjunga Conservation area (KCA) that is an important and rich biodiversity on the lap of mount Kanchenjunga